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OLED vs LED Lighting 2013-2018 Forecasts – Compound Semiconductor
The technologies vying for market share include incandescent lamp, compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), halogen lamp, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and, most recently, organic light emitting diodes (OLED). The target markets are also very diverse, each …
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Federal President of Germany meets Novaled founders and Future Prize winners
In their laboratories at TU Dresden, the three scientists developed a technology for organic semiconductors that facilitates the production of innovative and efficient components, including organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with dramatically …
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Enlightening future unveiled at Thorn in Spennymoor
Department of Physics, led a consortium of regional experts to develop the potential of energy-efficient electric Oled (organic light-emitting diodes) that could replace conventional lighting over the next decade. Wafer-thin, printable Oled panels are …
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Nintendo’s Q3 earnings report is out, and it’s sold just over 3 million units of its new Wii U console (at a loss) along with 11.69 million pieces of software. The other big news is that it’s adjusted sales forecasts downward — again, after it announced they were being cut back in October. It’s not all bad news however, as it’s showing about $ 160 million in net income for the year, compared with last year’s losses. The 3DS has jumped up to 29.84 million sold, while the original Wii is within shouting distance of the 100 million number. We’re digging through the report now, so hit the source link to check it out for yourself or check back in a moment for more data.
Beleaguered Japanese camera and medical instrument maker Olympus is forecasting a ¥32 billion (about $ 412 million) yearly loss for fiscal 2011, citing the Thai floods and unfavorable exchange rates. While the forecast for yearly operating profits from its medical equipment arm slipped from ¥8.5 billion to ¥6.5 billion, its imaging business actually improved — although remaining unprofitable — going from a ¥15 billion loss in 2010 to a forecasted ¥9 billion loss for the 2011 (year ending March 2012).
Despite the bad news, sales for Olympus’s cameras have been strong — the company earned the top BCN ranking for 2011 in the mirrorless category, and the new guidance for digital camera sales in 2011 is up 7.2 percent year over…
Smartphones and tablets maker HTC this morning said it foresees a huge drop in revenue (PDF) in the first quarter, citing “short-term difficulties” as it gears up to – reportedly – launch four new phone models at the Mobile World Congress later this month.
The Taiwanese company sees revenue dropping as much as 36 percent in Q1, to between NT$ 65 billion and NT$ 70 billion (roughly $ 2.2 and $ 2.4 billion) due to this “product transition”.
In PR speak, that sound something like this:
Despite short-term difficulties, momentum will resume in the upcoming product cycle driven by HTC’s brand strength, innovation, and design/engineering capabilities
The smartphone maker also said it expected gross margin to come in at around 25 percent, and operating margin at 7.5 percent, which is down from 27.1 percent and 12.7 percent in the previous quarter. Again, HTC says it expects these margins to “normalize” after the debut of the new phones.
In other words, HTC has a heck of a lot riding on these new smartphones selling like hotcakes, as it feels the pressure from Apple’s overwhelming iPhone success and an increasing number of manufacturers churning out and selling competing Android-powered devices by the millions.
Bad news from Japanese tech powerhouse NEC: the company yesterday announced [PDF] a net loss of $ 1.13 billion in the three months through December 2011, compared with a net loss of “just” $ 350 million in the same time frame last fiscal. NEC said it wrote down its deferred tax assets.
For the three-month period, revenue dropped from $ 9.3 billion to $ 8.7 billion year-on-year. For the full fiscal (which ends in March this year), NEC now expects a net loss of $ 1.3 billion. The company says restructuring costs alone will cause a $ 520 million net loss.
As a reaction to these numbers, NEC said it will cut a total of 10,000 jobs worldwide by the first half of 2013.
To be more concrete, 7,000 NEC employees in Japan will lose their jobs, while the rest will be laid off overseas. Among those 10,000 people, a total of 5,000 are outsourced or part-time workers (the other 5,000 workers are full-time NEC employees). Worldwide, the company employs around 116,000 people currently – full-time, part-time and outsourced workers combined.
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Sony issued their latest financial results today, and in a nutshell, the numbers aren’t looking good for the second quarter of the fiscal year, and they aren’t expected to improve for the fiscal as a whole either. Big S lost US$ 346 million in the quarter that ended on September 30, while the company reported US$ 397 million in profit in the same time frame last year.
Sony revised both forecasted sales and income for this year downward and now expects revenue to hit US$ 83 billion (minus 10% when compared to the latest forecast in June) and a full-year loss of a whopping US$ 1.15 billion. In June, Sony predicted US$ 768 million in profit for the fiscal.
So what happened? According to Sony, various factors are affecting their business this year, including the rising yen, the floods in Thailand (Sony is making electronics there and had to cope with production problems), and weak LCD TV sales.
News: iSuppli Forecasts Android Marketshare to Surpass iOS in 2012
Googleâ€™s Android OS marketshare in the smartphone market will grow to surpass Appleâ€™s share of the market with its iOS platform in 2012, according to new forecast from iSuppli. The research firm said that by 2012, there will be some 75 million Android devices on the market, while Apple will have some 62 million iOS devices. Apple – Android – Smartphone – Google – ISuppli
Dippin’ in a Tesla is an expensive proposition, as we’re sure you’re well aware, but the US Department of Energy seems certain the cost of electric vehicles — or at least their all-important rechargeable batteries — will come down to reasonable levels. The government estimates a stack of cells good for 100 miles will drop to $10,000 by the end of 2015, and that 40-mile batteries for PHEVs will sink to $4,000 in the same timeframe — both around one-third of what the containers presently cost. On the physical front, portly packages of Li-ion presently weigh 333kg (about 734 pounds) per 100 miles of range, but are expected to slim down to 222kg (489 pounds) by 2015, and shed weight precipitously in following years. Like any weather forecast, the figures are subject to the prevailing wind, but it’s looking like average Americans may one day have use for all those free charging stations. Find the full report at our source link.
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